Talk:War Office

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Page move[edit]

This page was at War Office until it was moved in January of 2005. War Office was the official name of the British department whilst the US Department was the "Department of War". Virtually every page linking to 'War Office' is referring to the British department as can be seen by looking at Whatlinkshere&target=War_Office. The only link that I have found for War Office that is referring to the US Department is on the United States Army page where it states (including the links) "The civilian executive is the Secretary of the Army who heads the United States Department of the Army, formerly called the Secretary of War who headed the United States Department of War or the War Office for short, at the founding of the Republic." The person who moveed this page didn't bother to correctly fix the links, because British War Office still links to War Office. Jooler 14:21, 12 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

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---Add any additional comments on the "Requested move" below this line --- I moved war office as the official US Army seal says War Office as do all its prior to 1949 and many later official publications. While The British agency was called the War Office, so many US Govt pubs refer to it as the war office. It is also still known as the war office to many older Americans. After I moved it I had server and hardware problems which prevented me from finishing my move. I apoligise for any inconvience. --Tomtom 15:38, 18 Mar 2005 (UTC)

I think that we should wait to see how it turns out when Tomtom finishes the article.--Numerousfalx 15:42, 18 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Seal of the US War Office, user 71.142.193.104[edit]

User 71.142.193.104 has twice inserted a section about the seal of the US "War Office". As explained above, this term is overwhelmingly used for the British insitution as the US equivalent was called the Department of War for almost its entire history. For this reason, I moved the information about the seal to United States Department of War --Thom2002 09:28, 19 July 2006 (UTC)

Translation into Chinese Wikipedia[edit]

The 17:40, 2 March 2014‎ Dormskirk version of this article is translated into Chinese Wikipedia.--Wing (talk) 21:18, 12 July 2014 (UTC)